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in iraq, afghanistan as well. applaud him for his service. you wrote a letter to senator dianne feinstein, who has put up legislation for a so-called assault weapons ban. you said, i'm not your subject. i'm the man who keeps you free. i'm not the servient, i'm the person who you serve. i'm not your peasant, i'm the flesh and flood of america. to someone who says, the counter argument, why do you need an ar-15, why do you need a semiautomatic so-called assault rifle? >> the ar-15, first off, is a very urg naergonomical platform. for people who haven't been in combat, it's something i experienced in my first marine corps. you brain releases chemicals in your body. you lose motor control function, and you shake, and you miss. that happens. now, i helped a 70-year-old man sight his ar-15. i asked him why he had it, it was for self defense. because he's gnaw able to control a 12-gauge shotgun. she would have been better able to engage both of those threats with an ar-15. >> okay, i want to bring in our senior legal analyst, jeffrey toobin. he's on the other side of the aisle. the second amendm
of senator feinstein's ban on assault weapons. but of the proposals on the table. whether it's universal background checks or assault weapons ban. is there one you think is most important? i think gun control advocates will say, it's all important. is there one -- if you have to choose one, as it may come down, to it may not be -- is there one that you think would have the biggest impact? >> well, as you have your question proposes, this is not a monolith, each issue is different. assault weapons should be taken off the streets. i've seen them kill babies and police officers, not intended use. the reality is, the background checks, i think, as proved by our program in california, really does give law enforcement a great tool. once someone has been found to be prohibited from owning a gun, we know who has the guns and we can take the guns. and so as a law enforcement tool throughout the country. if we nationalize background checks, made it a requirement in all states, we could do a lot in terms of public safety. the chief of police, for example in los angeles has said to me many times, th
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